|Clarence Ashley-The House Carpenter - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on April 14, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia. This ballad was collected by Child as "The Daemon Lover" (Child No. 243), of which there are several variants. Harry Smith noted that the original version in the British Isles had a "supernatural theme" which didn't make it to North America.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Ballad; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Banjo Tune; 78rpm
Downloads: 11,103 (1 review)
|Clarence Ashley-My Sweet Farm Girl - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on December 1, 1931 in New York City. Ashley plays guitar and sings, with Gwen Foster on guitar and harmonica. The sexual connotations are rather obvious.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Acoustic Country Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 14,841 (4 reviews)
|Corrine, Corrina - Clarence Ashley - Clarence Ashley|
Corrine, Corrina recorded in 1931 by Clarence Ashley.
Keywords: corrine; corrina; clarence; tom; ashley; 78 rpm; old time
|Clarence Ashley-Dark Holler - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on October 23, 1929 in Johnson City, Tennessee. This tune has become a bluegrass standard under this name, as well as "Dark Holler Blues" and "East Virginia Blues." It shares the same melody as "Greenback Dollar," and performers often mix the lyrics of the two in ever differing versions.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; 78rpm
Downloads: 9,979 (2 reviews)
|Clarence Ashley-Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on October 23, 1929 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Greil Marcus describes this tunes as a "folk-lyric" tune "made up of verbal fragments that had no direct or logical relationship to each other." Ashley's banjo is tuned to G-modal, also referred to as Sawmill tuning. Some folklorists note that the cuckoo is an ancient symbol for the coming of summer.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Banjo Tune; 78rpm
Downloads: 11,271 (2 reviews)